Kissonerga is a small village in South West Cyprus. It is about 5 miles north of Paphos, and is recognised for the cultivation of banana plantations.
Kissonerga village has a main street where there are restaurants, several mini-markets, a bank, two coffee shops (one of which also operates as a sub post office), a bookshop, florist, chemist, a couple of hairdressers, and more. There is also an internet cafe, which, curiously enough, doesn’t have an internet connection or any computers.
In the northern part of Kissonerga a new football stadium was built amongst the many banana plantations.
Beaches - There are a number of beaches in in the area but the most popular beach is Coral Bay Beach, located approximately 5 miles North of Paphos. Coral Bay beach is considered to be the best beach in Cyprus, with its horseshoe shaped bay, and it’s gradual sloping, making it a very family friendly beach. The beach also has plenty of water-sport activities available such as, water skiing and windsurfing and a number of other water sport activities.
Golf - There are four golf courses in the Kissonerga/Paphos region, with spectacular views, luxurious locations and superb facilities. They are far from the hustle and bustle of the resorts, but near enough for easy access. The courses are; Aphrodite Hills, Minthis Hills Golf Club, the Secret Valley Golf Club and Elea Estate Golf Club.
Things to Do - There are plenty of activities to do in Cyprus, anything from taking a participating in one of the tournament class golf courses to racing round a race track in a go-cart. Kissonerga is a small village where there is a fantastic archaeological site to visit.
Lemba village just 2 km to the north of Kissonerga is where a local archaeological sire it is an important settlement and evidence suggests that a powerful fertility goddess was worshipped here who protected childbirth and infants. Among the many artefacts found there are a clay figurine of a woman seated on a stool in the act of childbirth and a unique limestone statuette representing a pregnant woman with a phallic neck.
There are a lot more activities available a short ride away in Paphos:Water Sports - Paphos is the ideal spot for a wide range of water sports, including banana boats, wind surfing, sailing, water-skiing, canoeing, pedalos, paragliding, yachting, jet skiing, etc. Water Park -Paphos is home to the largest water park in Cyprus, and the biggest family rafting ride in Europe. http://www.aphroditewaterpark.com/.Diving - There are many dive centres in Paphos, with activities ranging from beginners to fully qualified divers. Go-Karting - The Paphos Go Karting centre has a 1600m track where you can use a variety of different carts. http://www.paphoskartingcentre.com/Amusement Parks – Ithaki Amusement Park and Mini Golf is an amusement park, with video games arcade and a cafe bar. It’s ideal for families and there is a play area for smaller children with swings and slides as well as a bar.Paphos Bird and Animal Park - The Park is over one million sq., natural landscape, with lakes, ponds and gardens. It houses one of the largest private collection of birds in the world. There is also a child friendly petting zoo, a great family day out.Site Seeing – Paphos Fort – This was built on the entrance to the harbour to defend from and attacks from sea, then was re-used as a prison in later years. Visitors may enter across a drawbridge to explore the dungeons or climb to the battlements to experience extensive views across the bay and harbour.
Early Christian Basilica, St Paul's Pillar – A religious site, where allegedly St Paul was given 39 lashes when he came to the island. The small Roman Catholic church of Panagia Chrysopolitissa (Agia Kyriaki), built in the 12th century, is still used for Catholic mass.
Agia Solomoni and Agios Lamprianos Catacombs – There are around twenty steps down to the church, where you will find the remains religious paintings covering the walls and some holy water. There are also some very old catacombs and an old terebinth tree which is adorned with pieces of cloth left by pilgrims.Byzantine Museum - A small museum housing mainly religious items.District Archaeological Museum – a large museum housing finds from local excavations, including: Greek, Roman and medieval items. Markets Monday – Agora Street market Wednesday - Indoor/outdoor market (At the Duck Pond, off Tomb of the Kings Rd.)Saturday mornings - Agora Street market, Paphiakos Indoor Car Boot MarketSunday - Timi Village car boot sale, Indoor/outdoor market (At the Duck Pond, off Tomb of the Kings Rd.)
Fiestas and Festivalso February - Limassolo March - The Paphos Marathon, The Classical Games o May - Flower Festivalo July - a series of summer concerts, Koumandaria Festival celebrates the wine of the region.o August - Arkadia Festival o September - Aphrodite Festival
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